It is currently unclear whether the damaged figure can be repaired.
The statue of Christ the King in Lisbon is one of the city most recognisable symbols.
The degradation occurred precisely eleven years after Mohammed Merah's mass shooting at a Jewish school.
The man was later hospitalized while the statue was returned to the church, apparently undamaged by the incident.
The act looks like nothing more than an immature way to show rebellion by some teenagers.
The acts of vandalism took place right before Easter
The theft occurred on the 22nd of March.
The statue was only targeted after it was hit by a car and was later rebuilt identically.
The state government recently passed a law protecting unauthorised religious sites until paperwork is settled.